Glenn Beck's radio show was canceled here in Philadelphia, so last week Beck went and complained that Philly "sucks" and that it's not safe to walk around the "killing streets . . . right there in front of Independence Hall," because it's "not a place you want to be" at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. So the other day, local radio personality John DeBella took Beck to task with a cute little stunt:
When I fetch my daughter home from school in the evening, we get off the El at the 5th Street station and walk south -- directly past Independence Hall -- eerily, at precisely the timeframe Beck was talking about, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The only thing dangerous about Independence Hall at dinnertime on a school night is the Jersey-bound commuters blocking the box or ignoring the "no turn on red" signs at 6th and Chestnut.